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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Pathway

Talk with your healthcare provider about a referral

​​Not all patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction need a referral.

Depending on your history, symptoms, and other treatments, you may need a referral to an oral maxillofacial surgeon. An oral maxillofacial surgeon is a specialist who focuses on helping patients with mouth, jaw, and face concerns.

You should hear about the progress of the referral to your oral maxillofacial surgeon within 3 months.

The oral maxillofacial surgeon will assess you and your condition and recommend what treatment is best for you.

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction pathway map

Temporom​andibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction Pathway

Download or print the full patient pathway (PDF) and summary (one-page PDF) to learn more about how to manage and treat TMJ dysfunction.
Patient Pathway      Summary  ​​​​​​

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